After a day of roasting by the pool, the last thing you want to feel on your face is scorching oven heat. It’s already tough enough to keep up with air conditioning bills without worrying about a 400 degree oven.
You may be looking for a poolside treat or something to bake while you’re quarantined from UV rays after your first brutal summer sunburn. Regardless, try these no bake options before you pull out the oven mitts.
Brownie bites. These bites do the impossible by making a vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free way to have a quick, healthy dessert. They’re also easy to pack up on-the-go if you’re taking them to a party or event.
No bake cookies. Retaining the traditional no bake ingredients of peanut butter, chocolate, and oatmeal, these cookies make a name for themselves by staying delicious without sugar.
Cheesecake. When it comes to cheesecakes, you’ve usually got to sacrifice either time or healthiness. However, this no bake recipe balances both by using low-fat cream cheese and thick Greek yogurt. The result is a 15-minute, lower calorie, mouthwatering dessert.
Apple crumble. Rocking the underappreciated healthy fats, this is a unique crumble because it’s not baked. It’s also full of more fiber and protein than the average crumble, and these nutrients will ensure you’ve got the energy to really enjoy a summer day.
Raspberry fool. This lesser known dessert is a changeup on a traditional English favorite. Using yogurt instead of whipped cream, it’ll taste about the same, and it’s loaded with antioxidants and probiotics.
Cannoli cream pie cups. These cannolis are proof that any desserts can be healthy with a little mindfulness about the ingredients. Low-fat ricotta cheese, light Cool Whip, and mini fillo shells instead of a deep fried cannoli shell bump the calories down a few notches. Use fruit instead of chocolate chips if you want it go even further. Using blueberries and strawberries could also make it the perfect last-minute Labor Day party snack.
Frozen fruit pops. These pops are easy for kids to eat and nostalgic for adults while remaining healthy and fresh. They’re also pretty much entirely made of fruit and only about 32 calories. If you’ve got a long day at the pool planned, this boost will keep your blood sugar going strong.